|High School:||Davis HS|
Prepped at Davis High School...Played both forward and midfield in high school...As a senior, he was named Area MVP, Delta League MVP, All-Area and All-Delta League after leading the Devils to a CIF Championship...Helped guide Davis to Delta League and San Jouquin Section championships in 1999 and 2000...Davis finished ranked among the nation's top-ten...Scored 24 goals and ten assists for 58 points as a senior...As a junior, he scored 30 goals and was named All-Delta League and All-Area...Coached by Ashly Yudin.
Was a member of the Northern California ODP team in 2000...Played for the Davis Devils on the club level.
Gene Sullivan Deering was born July 7, 1982 in Davis, CA...Majoring in Business Economics at UCSB with a minor in Sports Management...Aspires to become an Entrepreneur upon graduation and begin his own business...A recipient of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars Award at UCSB...Earned Dean's Honors and Big West Scholar Athlete accolades in 2001...Belongs to UCSB's Leadership Certificate Program...When not playing soccer he can usually be found somewhere in the ocean...He cannot do without his "trusted right foot"...Before every game he drinks a smoothie...Would love to play against Dwight Yorke...Regards winning a CIF Championship as a senior in high school as his most memorable sporting moment...Roots for the Sacramento Kings and player Hedu Turkoglu...His favorite movie is "Without Limits"...Enjoys watching "Inside the NBA"...Likes to read "Car & Driver" magazine and the works of Malcolm X...Enjoys the video game "Wheel of Fortune"...His favorite stadium to play in is Cal State Fullerton's Titan Stadium...Would like people to know that "our team is always having fun"...Can best be described as driven...Nicknamed "Geno"...Has an older brother, Turner...Son of Paul and Annalisa Deering.
What does being a member of the UCSB men's soccer team mean to you?
"Each and everyone of our practices are intense. We can have fun sitting in an airport for five hours. And finally, it means not being able to remember to last time we lost in Harder Stadium."